Mail Archives: cygwin-apps/2002/03/26/23:45:39
On Tue, Mar 26, 2002 at 10:22:27PM -0600, Gary R. Van Sickle wrote:
>How about this. Replace the current "prev/curr/test" radio buttons with a
>drop-down list box containing not "metapackages" but "installation templates",
>with names like:
>Bare Bones Setup
>Everything else stays the same. Selection of one of the "templates" sets the
>suggested installs/uninstalls/whatever, but then you can change them however you
>want just like it is now. After the initial installation, it defaults to
>"Maintenance", which sets things to update whatever you already have to the
>latest version, but not add or subtract anything. If you initially did a
>"Server" install and try switching to say a "Workstation" install, maybe it
>gives you a warning box before it uninstalls half your stuff.
It's an interesting idea but I don't like glumping what used to be
prev/curr/test with the concept of packages or meta packages. You lose
some functionality that way.
I really wish we had never even come up with the concept of
prev/curr/test. Maybe the prev release should be a completely separate
release, ditto test. You choose it early on in the setup process and
have setup.exe select from.
I know this doesn't allow one to go back 47 revisions but, er, um
I think I've already weighed in on that one.
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